Indiana State Police Marijuana Eradication Team Coordinator Trooper Brian Hoffman tells StaceyPageOnline.com today that, despite finding a substantial amount of marijuana near Milford, no arrest has yet been made.
Hoffman says the ISP M.E.T. served a search warrant just before 9 a.m. Wednesday at a home on CR 800 North, Milford. The occupant of the home was not there at the time, so police went and picked him up from his place of employment.
According to Hoffman, officers located two inactive indoor grow rooms where the suspect initially started growing the marijuana before moving the plants to a fenced pasture area outside of his home. Indiana Conservation Officers were also called to the scene because the suspect raises deer. Officers wanted to make sure the suspect had all of the necessary permits for that operation.
M.E.T. officers removed 52 plants from the property. Hoffman says each plant was estimated to be between 5 feet and 6 feet tall. With each plant capable of producing between 1 and 2 pounds of finished product, Hoffman places the street value of the bust at between $100,000 and $125,000.
Charges against the suspect are now being sought through the Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office.